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Class Teacher                               Mr Wheals
PPA Teacher                                 Mrs Gayton
Learning Support Assistants     Miss Natalie & Mrs Dawson

                                                                                    YEAR 3 

An exciting start to Key Stage 2. 
Please see the PIE (parent information event) slides to check what is new this year. 
We started in the Stone Age and created paper chains, on which to hang our historical learning and have since written adventure stories and make clay models of our Stone Age characters. We continue progressing through time until the Romans come, which is the focus of Quarter 2. 

We are now learning French, and Monsieur Wheals is very proud of the excellent learning attitude that Year 3 are settling into. Kendall continues to inspire the pupils with learning outside the classroom and the excellent Forest School in KS2. 
Au revoir. 

Stone Age Day in the forest with Memma and Twig

As Quarter 2 starts and spans late November to February half term, our historical gaze turns to the locally important events that put Colchester onto the map. The Romans came and swashed the Iron Age celtic tribes, so initially we are focusing on Boudica and what she thought about it all. Colchester Castle is our inspiration to learn about these formative years for Britain around 2000 years ago. 

Other notable topic areas this term are the science of rocks in which starburst sweets will demonstrate different rock types. We will also look at Christian festivals and from the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak.

We are looking forward to a great 2021.

building an Iron Age roundhousechariot racing
building a Roman villa  

In Quarter 3, we head to South America. 
Deep in the Amazon rainforest there are many strange noises including the indigenous tribe of Year 3. 
We explore Brazil and the rainforests before considering the impacts of the deforestation going on and our Eco- Schools actions. 
Later after Easter our science topic is all about plants so we hope to add to the amazing outdoor areas with plenty of our own plants. The pictures below show us telling stories around the fire, making music, pretending to catching fish and then eating actual fish. 

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